Milwaukee Red Cross policy spurs discrimination allegations

MILWAUKEE — The American Red Cross of Wisconsin is asking fire victims in some parts of Milwaukee to come to them or nearby police stations because of staff shortages — a decision that elicited outrage because the areas initially impacted are low-income and overwhelmingly black and Latino.

Red Cross' Milwaukee chapter said the change is temporary and will eventually be expanded citywide, though did not offer a timeframe for the rollout. But elected officials criticized the rollout in...

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